1. Ding dong, Kim Jong Il is gone! Time Magazine – The iconography of a “dear leader”.


2. The New Yorker’s Christopher Buckley pays tribute to his long time friend, the late, great Christopher Hitchens.


3. Entertainment Weekly PopWatch –  James Franco seems to be reinventing his career, yet again! This time writing fiction for Esquire.


4. It’s a year end list of moments and memories at Fitness. Who can forget the DWTS weight loss plan?


5. And while we are speaking of diets – Better Homes and Gardens has a great spread on Holiday treats! Not very low calorie, but let’s just save that for the New Year, okay?